CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against rival Baltimore because of a shoulder injury.
Coach Kevin Stefanski says he's "hopeful" Watson will be healthy enough to play.
"He knows how to take care of his body," Stefanski said.
Fifth-round draft pick Dorian Thompson-Robinson would start if Watson can't go.
"All of our backups have to be ready to play," Stefanski said. "It's just the life of a backup."
Watson threw just a couple of passes in practice Friday before walking off the field and having his shoulder checked a team trainer. Watson was wearing a brace on his throwing shoulder.
Watson is coming off his best game since signing with the Browns last year. He completed 27 of 33 passes for 289 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-3 drubbing of Tennessee.
He also took several big hits, including a forearm chop from a Titans rusher to the neck area that brought trainers onto the field. Watson shook it off and stayed in the game. The Titans were flagged for roughing the passer on the play.
Watson 's performance quieted some of the criticism he received after two shaky outings to start the season. Through three games, Watson has completed 65 of 102 passes (63.7%) for 678 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions.
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